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Grasshopper Folding Bike Generates Pedal Power

Posted By Jorge Chapa On December 9, 2008 @ 11:30 am In Green Transportation,Kinetic Energy,TransportationTuesday | 2 Comments

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There’s nothing that we love more than a well-designed bike [2], so we get excited when designers take a long hard look at one and give us a vision of things to come. David Gonçalves’ Grasshopper [3] is a folding electric bicycle [4] that not only serves as a means of transportation, but can also become a stationary exercise bike and can even generate and store kinetic energy [5].


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David Gonçalves [3] recently wowed us with his Scarab Concept Vehicle [6], so we were excited to see that he had another great green concept design up his sleeve. The Grasshopper’s compact foldable frame makes it a great option for inner-city residents, since it would easily fit in an apartment or a crowded subway car. A rechargeable battery stores energy generated by pedaling and regenerative braking, making it a versatile and sustainable transportation solution.

+ David Gonçalves [3]

Via YankoDesign [7]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/09/grasshopper-bike-by-david-goncalves/

[2] bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/23/stridas-new-mas-special/

[3] Grasshopper: http://david.orizein.com/principal3.html

[4] electric bicycle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/10/light-electric-vehicles-from-ultra-motor/

[5] kinetic energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/27/e-charkha-spinning-wheel-by-rs-hiremath/

[6] Scarab Concept Vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/02/scarab-vehicle-by-david-goncalves/

[7] YankoDesign: http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/12/05/this-grasshopper-folds-and-generates-electricity/

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